As any good fan of Park Chan-wook’s 2003 vengeance classic Oldboy, I was skeptical when I heard there would be an American remake. But when it comes to dirty deeds and simmering tension, you could do worse than Spike Lee. In addition, the cast, featuring Josh Brolin as our mysterious prisoner and Elizabeth Olsen as his equally mysterious partner, is top notch. And, hell, the trailer looks fantastic. I think even the snobbiest among us will be satisfied. My only complaint? Needs more tentacles.
P.S. If you could manage to keep any and all discussion spoiler free, that would be most generous to folks who haven’t seen the original. Cheers.